The Oxford Review Blog: Evidence-based practice research briefings

New Research about Self-deception in Organisations

Self-deception in organisations

Self-deception in organisations is probably one of the most serious hidden issue organisations face today. A new study looking at self-deception in organisations has been conducted looking at the effects it can have on productivity has found that there are different levels and types of self- deception. When people have a firm allegiance and commitment […]

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The perfect talent management storm – the challenge of industry 4.0

Talent management for industry 4.0

Talent management is about to become significantly more ‘interesting’. As we enter the 2020s a wide range of issues have combined to create a volatile, uncertain, ever shifting and complex environment within which organisations have to operate. For example: Economic volatility and uncertainty Political change and upset Technological transformation and the rise of automation, AI […]

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Lessons organisations need to learn about dealing with failure

Organisational Success Podcast

How organisations deal with errors, mistakes and failures predict a range of organisational attributes like how well (and how fast) the organisation learns, changes and adapts to change.  In this podcast David Interviews Gareth Lock, the author of the recently published book ‘Under pressure: Diving deeper into human factors‘ about blame and just cultures, how […]

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Scientific Myths Endure, Even In The Minds Of Some Scientists

Organisational Success Podcast

Why scientific myths not only endure in public but also some scientists minds, infecting some research with misleading counter-factual pseudo-research. Interview with Kare Letrud – Scientific myths Asst. Professor Dr. Kare Letrud talks to David about a common such research myth, the learning pyramid and how such scientific myths become to believed even by other […]

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Why you shouldn’t just believe research published in research journals

Learning pyramid

Why you shouldn’t just believe research papers just because it is published in an academic research journal. Take a new study citing ‘evidence’ for the learning pyramid for example… How does this statement sound? “Teaching a subject is better, in terms of retention or memory than just reading about the subject.” Sounds plausible right? You […]

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